Imperial Dam LTVA

Boat Ramps

Imperial Dam LTVA: Senator Wash Reservoir

Two lakes, 2 boat launching areas and a connection to the Colorado!

The Imperial Dam LTVA has two lakes, each with its own boat launching areas and will make sure you get out on the water. Senator Wash is the upper reservoir and is without access to the Colorado River, making it a favorite family spot. Squaw Lake, the lower lake, offers access to one of America’s great rivers, the Colorado. And fees to both are included with your LTVA pass!

Senator Wash Boat Ramp

The Imperial Dam LTVA’s Senator Wash recreational area is approximately 60 acres in size. Many types of trees surrond the lake and several of the secluded campsites, both on the water and inland. The beaches are gravelly so bring water shoes.The boat ramp is suitable to launch small boats and watercraft.

Features:

  • Boat Launch and Day Use Area
  • Host on-site
  • One restroom with flush toilets and outdoor showers
  • Buoyed swimming area
  • Trash disposal and pay phone
  • Small watercraft can be launched from shore
  • There are no lifeguards on duty
  • No boat access to the Colorado River

 

Imperial Dam LTVA: Senator Wash Boat Ramp

Fees: (Included with your LTVA Pass)

  • Use is limited to day use only, 6am to 10pm
  • $10 per vehicle for day-use
  • Or, $75 annually per vehicle
  • Limit: 5 people per vehicle
  • $1 per person fee charged for each person over the 5 person limit
  • Pay daily fees at self-registration fee pipes on-site
  • Or, pay daily fees at the Yuma Field Office
  • A valid fishing license is required depending on where you go to fish, Arizona or California.

 

Imperial Dam LTVA: Squaw Lake Boat Ramp

Fees:

  • Day Use: $10
  • Overnight: $15
  • Anually: $75, limited to 14 days per month (28 day period)
  • Two boat ramps
  • Squaw Lake speed limit is 5 mph (no wake zone).
  • Speed limit and no wake zone ends at Colorado River.

Squaw Lake Boat Ramp

The Imperial Dam LTVA’s Squaw Lake has two boat ramps, and is located on the backwaters of the Colorado River. There are fees for day and overnight use charged per vehicles with 5 passengers or less. $1 for each additional person. Boat launching and day use is included with your LTVA pass.

Features:

  • Boat Launch, Camping and Day Use Area
  • Host on-site
  • 18 restrooms with flush toilets and indoor showers
  • Buoyed swimming area
  • Trash disposal and pay phone
  • Small watercraft can be launched
  • There are no lifeguards on duty
  • Boats have access to the Colorado River

Fishing Licence Information/Purchase

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Getting There

Imperial Dam LTVA: Boat Ramps

Once inside the Imperial Dam LTVA, head North on Senator Wash Road . After you pass the “Contact Station” (sign on left) in less than a quarter of a mile, also on your left, you will see the sign for the Senator Wash Recreation Area. Turn there. You will see the boat launch dead ahead. If you get to the bridge, you have gone too far.
Once inside the Imperial Dam LTVA, head North on Senator Wash Road . After you pass the “Contact Station” (sign on left) in less than a quarter of a mile, on your left, you will see the sign for the Senator Wash Recreation Area, keep going, the road will bear right and you will go over a bridge with rough pavement. Keep heading North, the road ahead will be closed, and you will see the sign for the “Squaw Lake Recreation Area” on your right. You will take a right, circling right down the hill. The Squaw Lake Campground will be on your left. Go through the stop sign and stay to your right. You will curve to the left as you skirt the outside of the parking lot. On your left you will see a sign to the two boat ramps available.
 

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